Rachel Burgin
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Rachel Burgin

Republican

American politician

Riverview, Florida
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Rachel Burgin

American politician
Summary
Experience
38
Years of Age
3
Years of Experience
FLResidence (state)

Rachel Burgin (born July 23, 1982) was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2008 to 2012. She represented the 56th district (which was located in Hillsborough County prior to state legislative district reconfiguration in 2012.) Burgin was first elected in 2008 over Democratic opponent Lewis Laricchia, a retired union negotiator, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2010 over Democratic challenger David Chalela. As a State Representative, Burgin found herself embroiled in controversy in November 2011, when she introduced legislation urging the federal government to reduce corporate taxes. As introduced, Burgin's legislation was identical to legislation written by the American Legislative Exchange Council, and even included the group's name and mission statement. She withdrew the bill the next day and re-introduced it 24-hours later, with a new bill number (HM 717), but now without the standard ALEC mission statement.In 2012, rather than seek a third term in the House, Burgin ran for the Florida Senate from the 24th District. She faced former President of the Senate Tom Lee in the Republican primary, who overwhelmingly defeated her.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
Moody Bible Institute
BS
2010
Bob Jones University
Attended
2004

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Legislative Aide
2006 - 2008
Aide
Board of County Commissioners, Hillsborough County
2005 - 2006
Member
Hillsborough County Republican Party
Member
Bay Area Legislative Delegation
Representative

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Board Member
Brandon Community Advantage Board
Member
Plant City Federated Republican Women's Club
Member
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Member
Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
Member
Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer
Plant City Pregnancy Care Center
Member
Executive Committee, Hillsborough County Republican Party